RESEARCH STUDY: Investigating the effects of nutritional profiles on pregnancy

The Cellular Neurobiology & Neuro-Nanotechnology lab of the Department of Biological Sciences at University of Limerick has launched a nationwide study to investigate effects of nutritional profiles on pregnancy.


Research participants can be females in Ireland with one or more children, who lived during their pregnancy in Ireland. The study procedures involve completing a Food Frequency Questionnaire.


The major goals of the study are to understand how common low levels of zinc intake in women and pregnant women in Ireland are, and whether low zinc intake is associated with a greater risk to develop neurodevelopmental disorders such as Autism.


If you are interested in taking part in this research, please click on the following link –


If you have further questions regarding this research please feel free to get in touch with;

Dr. Andreas M. Grabrucker,

University of Limerick,

Phone: 061 237756 / Email:

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